ICBA Securities

About ICBA Securities

Through our exclusively endorsed broker Vining Sparks we provide community bankers with quality investment products, services and education at competitive prices.

ICBA Securities Overview

ICBA Securities Corporation (ICBA Securities) a subsidiary of the ICBA (Independent Community Bankers of America) that was founded in 1989 following two years of intensive research by ICBA's Bank Services Committee. Based on the proposals submitted and lengthy interviews, the Committee selected Vining Sparks to serve as ICBA Securities' exclusively endorsed broker.

As ICBA Securities is owned by the nation’s largest trade association for community banks, it has a commitment to return all of its profits to the industry, in the form of royalties, sponsorships, or dividends. Through 2020, it had reinvested over $48 million back into its supporting state/regional partners or into the ICBA that it has received from Vining Sparks. Six of the seven ICBA Securities board directors are influential community bankers.

We are also proud be to the endorsed broker-dealer for over 30 community bank state associations.


About Vining Sparks

Vining Sparks is a nationally recognized broker dealer dedicated to serving the investment needs of community banks. Vining Sparks transacts securities business with over 3,000 banks and is proud to continue to serve the needs of ICBA member banks providing an array of investment options suitable for community banks.

Education Opportunities Through ICBA Securities

ICBA Securities provides an education platform tailored to the needs of community banks and ICBA Securities representatives attend and speak at most state community banking conferences, conducting an average of 50 educational events per year.

ICBA Securities, together with Vining Sparks, annually hosts the ICBA Bond Academy, which equips community bank portfolio managers with the skills to maintain a high performing institution, and the ICBA Balance Sheet Academy, which is an intermediate-level program for more experienced financial managers. 

ICBA Securities also endorses and teaches at the Barret Graduate School of Banking in Memphis, Tenn. The President of ICBA Securities, Jim Reber, writes a monthly investment column for ICBA’s Independent Banker magazine.

If you would like to learn more about the organization, please contact ICBA Securities President Jim Reber at 800-422-6442 or [email protected]

Current Financials

We are happy to provide you with a copy of our most recent audited financial statement. Please note that we do not clear trades as a principal; we exclusively endorse Vining Sparks, which acts as principal. To obtain a copy of the most recent financial statement for Vining Sparks, follow this link to the Vining Sparks website, and under the heading About will be the section Financials.

If you would like to learn more, please contact ICBA Securities President Jim Reber at 800-422-6442 or [email protected]​icbasecurities.​com

Board of Directors

James L. Reber

ICBA Securities President and CEO

ICBA Securities


Rebeca Romero Rainey

ICBA President & CEO

Washington, DC



Derek Williams

Chairman, ICBA Securities Board of Directors.

President & CEO, Century Bank & Trust, Milledgeville, GA

Robert Fisher

ICBA Chairman

President/CEO, Tioga State Bank, Spencer, NY


R. Scott Heitkamp

ICBA Past Chairman

President/CEO, ValueBank Texas, Corpus Christi, TX


Terry Jorde

ICBA Secretary

Washington, DC



Kevin Tweddle

ICBA Services Network COO

Washington, DC



Jerry Walker

President & CEO

Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico


Lucas White

ICBA Bank Services Chairman

President, The Fountain Trust Company, Covington, IN

Brenda Foster

Chairman, President and CEO

First Western Bank and Trust in Minot, ND